Forum Post: "Monsanto Rider": Biotech Companies To Gain Immunity from Federal Law? 'Legislator of the Year' Behind the Latest Sneak Attack
Posted 5 years ago on July 10, 2012, 12:30 p.m. EST by NewEnergy
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The 'Monsanto Rider': Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law? Biotech's 'Legislator of the Year' behind the latest sneak attack....
(NaturalNews) While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law.
A so-called "Monsanto rider," quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, would require - not just allow, but require - the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court has ordered the planting be halted until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed....